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New Generation Victor Reader Stream, version 4.2 upgrade available!

Are you the proud owner of a New Generation Victor Reader Stream?

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Victor Reader Stream New Generation

On September 5, 2013, HumanWare, the product’s manufacturer, announced the latest software upgrade, version 4.2, for the popular new generation Victor Reader Stream portable digital talking book player.

The software update offers  enriched media choices for avid Stream users, from important sources like the National Federation of the Blind (NFB-Newsline) and Bookshare®, as well as support for Microsoft® Windows Media®.

NFB-NEWSLINE®, a service of the National Federation of the Blind, offers 327 national and local newspapers and 40 magazines to its more than 100,000 users. Stream owners can enter their account information directly on the Stream and begin receiving their favorite newspapers and magazines wirelessly without a PC or telephone. Stream automatically synchronizes with NFB-NEWSLINE and maintains the same issues of publications that are found on the server, which usually includes today’s edition, yesterday’s edition and the previous Sunday edition for newspapers and the latest 2 editions for magazines.

Bookshare® has more than 200,000 books available for its 260,000 members, and the Stream will now be able to search the entire Bookshare online library, provide wireless book downloads, and automatically unpack and decrypt downloads using the member’s account credentials.

Version 4.2 is a free download for Stream customers, and can be installed automatically over a wireless connection, downloaded from HumanWare’s web site or installed by using the free HumanWare Companion PC software application.